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Walk-up Shelter Access & “Front Door” Referral Centers

If you or someone you know is in housing crisis and needs shelter urgently, please refer them to “front door” facilities, which offer both walk-up access and have the ability to refer (and sometimes transport) to other shelters as appropriate. Walk-up only centers do not refer to other facilities.

For individual men:
Front door: Lawrence Street Community Center, 2222 Lawrence St., 303-294-0157, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, it is advised to arrive before 6 p.m. for transportation to other locations;
Walk-up access only: Crossroads, 1901 29th St., 720-305-4640, entry from  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, no transportation to other shelters from this location

For individual women:
Front door: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., 303-294-0241, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily, it is advised to arrive between 4 and 4:30 p.m. for shelter or transportation to other locations

For families with minor children (waiting list intake only at this time):
Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., 303-294-0241, 5 to 8:30 p.m. daily, it is advised to arrive between 4 and 4:30 p.m. for transportation to other locations
The Gathering Place, 1535 N. High St., 303-321-4198, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Volunteers of America Mission, 2877 Lawrence St., 303-297-0408, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays

For youth ages 15-20:
Walk-up access only: Urban Peak, 2100 Stout St., 303-974-2908, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

For those experiencing domestic violence:
SafeHouse Denver, 24-hour crisis hotline 303-318-9989

Service Animals and Pets:
Certified service animals are allowed in our shelters. Alternately, Denver Animal Protection offers a Safe Haven Program, which provides two to four weeks of shelter for pets of families experiencing homelessness and during severe weather events. Click here for more information.

Other Shelter Facilities

These providers are also part of Denver’s shelter network, but do not transport to other facilities, and are therefore not recommended “front door” entry points. Locations listed here without an address are NOT walk-up facilities.

Delores Project: women and transgender individuals, 303-534-5411, beds are assigned only by phone at 10 a.m. daily

Lambuth Family Center: families with minor children, maintains a capped waitlist. If you are in need of family shelter, please contact the Salvation Army Call Center at 855-768-7977  to inquire about openings. You can also reach the shelter directly at 720-305-4678.